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rat lives as heretofore in Cahill s
attic, sleeping on the floor, in a cor-
ner, and having his meals brought
up to him, like a dog.       I ve quite for-
got Fluff s breakfast,  said Cahill
to me, on the occasion of my return.
 Whose?  I asked.         Fluff s!  he
said, with his foolish laugh:  we
call him Norman de Fluff, now,
because he is so fluffy in appearance. 
I couldn t help laughing, too, the thing
was ridiculous.   A dogmatic, conceited,
low-loved, atheistic, radically and
incurably dishonest little whelp is this
Watson, and there s hardly a pin s
difference in the moral worthlessness
of himself and Cahill.     The latter
has been employed as  agent  by
Bateman, father of the actress of
that name, even as O Brien, George
Arnold and F. Wood were.      Cahill s
duty lay in writing advertisements,
raving about Miss Bateman, acting
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and sixty-four
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill and Fred Watson.
Subject:Arnold, George; Bateman; Bateman, Miss; Boardinghouses; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; O'Brien, Fitz James; Watson, Frederick; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-03


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ''The New York Tribune'' at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as well as his preparations in New York for going back to England.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.